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Mercer, The

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Las Vegas, NV
Alternate Name(s):
  • Mercer
  • The Mercer
Opened: 2009
Cost: $50 M
Other Size Measure: 113 Units
Contractors: Architect of record: Epstein
Landscape architect: assemblageSTUDIO
Structural engineer: Epstein
Civil engineer: Epstein
General contractor: Vanguard Construction
Description: In a city being taken over by high-end high-rise condominium projects, this project provides to the community an alternative to the high-rise 2nd home projects being developed. This project establishes a residential environment attainable to the service workers of this community without sacrificing designů it actually encourages design through the modern appearance in contrast to the sea of red tile Mediterranean and glass encased high-rise.

The design creates a sense of community in the courtyard and oversized street walking edges. The design embraces the desert climate, creating the opportunity for cross ventilation through each unit from the cooler courtyard. Residents are drawn into the courtyard through open balconies at each unit.
Award(s) Won:
Extra Note: AIA Nevada Design Awards (2006) Entry No. UB06013, Merit Award.
UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: Form Core Boards, Project Identification Form, Photo Release Form, Intern Compensation Disclaimer Form, Project Entry Form, Exteriors Photos, Site Plan, Floor Plans, Interior Photos and CD

Smith, Hubble. "Better light, brighter preformance, architect says Natural illumination may lift test scores at school, official posits." Las Vegas Review Journal. 21 April 2008. [Online]. Available: <>. Accessed May 29, 2008.